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Dentist Found Not Guilty in Wife's 2011 Death

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    Roger Desilets was found not guilty of manslaughter in the 2011 death of his wife in Princeton, Massachusetts. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017)

    A Massachusetts dentist was found not guilty in his wife's 2011 death.

    Jurors reached a verdict Tuesday in the trial of Princeton dentist Roger Desilets Jr.

    Desilets was accused of killing his wife, Kathleen Desilets, by pushing her out of a third-story window. His defense argued that she jumped or fell out of the window.

    In closing arguments Friday, both the defense and prosecution agreed that the couple, whom had been married 44 years, were on rocky terms after Kathleen found out Roger had been having an affair for 20 years.

    But each side scoffed at the other’s version of how the window was broken and how Kathleen Desilets ended up outside, naked and dying.

    Desilets was found not guilty of a manslaughter charge.

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